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Naomi Lev is a curator, artist, and critic who lives and works in New York and Tel Aviv. She specializes in collaborative art events that connect artists, curator, scholars, and architects from around the globe. In January 2013, she initiated and curated a conversation and a performative monologue with artist Jonathan Meese at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, hosted by the Bezalel Academy MFA program in Tel Aviv. In 2011, she initiated and artistically directed the arrival of Vito Acconci to Israel for a series of talks and panel discussions about art and architecture. Lev was also an Assistant Curator, locum for the Executive Curator, at MoBy-Museums of Bat Yam, a socially engaged institution, concentrating on research and development of future exhibitions and public programs. From 2008 to 2011, Lev managed Florentin 45 Contemporary Art space in Tel Aviv, curating and producing exhibitions that focused on Israeli contemporary art. She is a contributing writer for Artforum.com, writing regularly about Middle East art and artists such as Michael Rakowitz, DAAR, Yaffo 23, and Dana Levy. She has also written exhibition texts for Israeli artists Tamar Ettun, Dov Talpaz, and Dror Karta for their solo gallery shows in Tel Aviv and in New York. She holds a BFA in Fine Art from the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem, and an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
New York-based artist Ohad Meromi will present the ideas behind his sculptural, video, installation, and performative works in conversation with curator and artist Naomi Lev.read more »
Artist Tamar Ettun will present ideas related to One Thing Leads to Another, a three-part performance-installation piece, in conversation with curator and artist Naomi Lev.read more »